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    Suction pool cleaner that work with SVRS pump?

    Are there any vacuum suction pump cleaners compatible with pentair's svrs pump? I tried it once but received vacuum alerts every couple minutes (no main drain) and svrs can't be disabled
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    Re: Suction pool cleaner that work with SVRS pump?

    Have you tried to adjust the suction so less water comes from the cleaner?

    What is the cleaner model and how is it configured via the plumbing?

    Because you don't have a main drain, you might need a bypass of some sort.
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    Re: Suction pool cleaner that work with SVRS pump?

    tried the Baracuda MX8 and had to return it as it triggered an svrs alarm every couple minutes even at high RPMs

    how would such a bypass look like?
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    Re: Suction pool cleaner that work with SVRS pump?

    ThePoolCleaner comes with a regulator valve (bypass). You can see it in the manual here: http://www.thepoolcleaner.com/PoolCleanerSUCTION.pdf

    This cleaner also requires less flow rate and suction than most cleaners so it may not trip the SVRS. If any cleaner will work with an SVRS, it would be this one. However, I can't guarantee that it will. If you get one, just make sure you can return it if it doesn't work out.

    The problem is that you have only one suction port through the skimmer. Placing the cleaner on this single suction port creates a lot of head loss and the pump treats this as blockage.

    Have you considered a robotic?
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    Re: Suction pool cleaner that work with SVRS pump?

    I have the hayward SVRS pump and there is an option called quick clean which turns off the SVRS for 60mins. Asks questions if bathers are in the pool and if yes is chosen SVRS will cont to be monitored if no SVRS will be terminated for 60mins. I would assure Pentair would also have this option.
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    additional equipment - Hayward CL220 Chlorinator

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    Re: Suction pool cleaner that work with SVRS pump?

    Wish I had the Hayward - pent air always has Svrs enabled unless priming
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    Re: Suction pool cleaner that work with SVRS pump?

    Hi Guys, been surfing and came across this thread. I'm having a same sort of problem with an ecostar with svrs. I'm getting: "svrs not available" and pump wont turn on. it just counts down the 3 min prime. so there is not way to run this pump without svrs?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Suction pool cleaner that work with SVRS pump?

    you can trick the pentair into priming for 10 mins max by adjusting the priming sensitivity but that's about it...
    32x15 IG Borate+Salt, Pentair VS+SVRS, howard swim pure 40 SWG, Pentair 4000 48sqft DE, Mastertemp 300, Electric Pool Cover, Polaris P93, 4 Kids for Aeration, ;)

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